Italy Small Forward Awudu Abass has stated his reason behind his decision not to play for Ghana but do so for the European nation.

He made the statement in an interview with ahead of 2019 World Cup qualifying games later this month against Poland and Hungary.

The 6 foot 7 inch Forward who plays for Germani Brescia recently played in the NBA Summer League for Oklahoma City Thunder.

Abass is the son of a Ghanaian father and Nigerian mother but was born Italy and represented the nation in juvenile competitions before deciding to move to the senior side.

Speaking on his decision to opt for Italy, Abass stated, “Being in possession of both Italian and Ghanaian passports, I got information to play for Ghana but I soon realized that this was not what I wanted…I was born in Italy, I started playing basketball in Italy”.

Abass played for Italy in the European U-20 Championship gold medal winning team and aims to guide the Azzurri to a place in next year’s World Cup.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter



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